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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2019, 04:23:42 PM »

Wings and tail surfaces are covered   Smiley  Fuselage covering started.  I used one piece of tissue for the top front, including the entire cowl.

I also got my spinner block laminated and mounted on a bolt for shaping.
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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2019, 03:48:08 PM »

I covered the turtle deck using dry tissue.  I tried with damp tissue the first try and that totally failed.  I also covered the lower chin and did a second, light coat of Eze Dope on the wings.  They really shrunk up nicely with only a couple of small wrinkles at the wing tips.

Doping the tail surfaces was hard as well Angry  They are ~ 1/16th thick and the top and bottom came together when wet.  Ugh.  I had to use a small pin to snag and lift them apart until they finally dried enough to stay separate on their own.  Live and learn.  Only very light coats next time.
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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2019, 08:22:16 PM »

Perhaps just steaming only the covering on such thin tails is a better way to go? Plenty of covering challenges with all those curves on the cowling.

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« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2019, 03:05:49 PM »

Here are a couple of quick shots showing the blue stripping.  I'm almost ready to attach the wings.
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« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2019, 05:04:47 PM »

I need some help   Smiley  can anyone help me identify the fonts used on this plane?  It looks like the number "97" is different from the call letters "N4777W" and they are different from the rudder "Hot Canary" font   Angry  I've done a bit of searching without success.
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« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2019, 07:53:25 PM »

Have you tried a font identification program?

https://www.fontsquirrel.com/matcherator

Good luck!

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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2019, 07:58:39 PM »

Hi FlyFac.  Yes, I tried Font Squirrel and a couple of similar programs.  Nothing comes up.

Hey, I went to College in Forest Grove :-) and now live in Lake Oswego!!!  Great to see another Oregonian here.
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« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2019, 08:03:34 PM »

Hey, I teach at that university!  Small world!

Let me know if you're ever in the area and we can drink coffee and talk shop!

Best,

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« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2019, 08:08:16 PM »

Hi Brad,

Because you have such a clear image of the Hot Canary text, it might be just as easy to crop and print.

Scot
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2019, 05:10:59 PM »

Thanks Scot.  I appreciate you help.  Not sure yet what I'll do.

Shots of wing mounting holes and stringers/spars.  I plan to add a bridging brace between to the two wing spars internally before covering the bottom.  Also shots of covering the back "opening" of the cowl with black Esaki.
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« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2019, 04:31:56 PM »

Here is a shot of the internal wing bracing prior to covering the bottom.  Lower wing has a light brace on the LE and TE, top wing on the TE and center spars.  After gluing in place, I hit them with ultra thin CA to tough'n them up.

Also a shot of my Spinner and the striping on the top of the fuselage.
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« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2019, 12:54:14 AM »

Beautiful work. She's really coming out great~
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« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2019, 01:18:32 PM »

Thank you Neil.  It's really fun to see it all coming together.

I was very pleased with how the wings, struts and fuselage all came together.  There is one big mistake that I won't call out.  Most people would never know.
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« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2019, 01:55:19 PM »

N number.
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« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2019, 02:02:46 PM »

 Smiley yep.  Type O when doing my decals.  However, the full number won't have fit on my template, so it all worked out.
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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2019, 02:46:03 PM »

I recently bought a bag of wood clothes pins at the dollar store and wondered if anyone else knew the trick of reversing/flipping over the two halves? I learned this back in my film production days.

The  flipped clips offer a much softer crimp point, so they don't leave marks.  Just thought I'd share.  I used them to clamp my landing gear fairings.
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« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2019, 08:30:13 PM »

That's nice work Brian. It's a chunky looking little devil. Smiley

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« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2019, 05:02:42 PM »

I'm super close to being done   Smiley

Put my pants on last night, made and installed a 'show' motor and trial fit my spinner. 

I also made a motor for flying.  Trying two loops of 1/8th tan rubber 1.5 times length of peg to prop.  8 inch prop.

Should I balance the plane with the flying motor installed and some winds on it to equally distribute the rubber?  The plane will definitely need some tail weight.
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« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2019, 08:11:42 PM »

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Should I balance the plane with the flying motor installed and some winds on it to equally distribute the rubber?
Yes. However I would do some glide tests without the prop first to fine tune the CG.

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« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2019, 02:06:50 PM »

Thanks John.  I will do some glide tests before winding her up.

Chin scope and belly stripe done.  Tail wheel done.
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« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2019, 02:26:58 PM »

Excellent job!
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« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2019, 05:10:04 AM »

What a nice effort Brian. You keep choosing difficult subjects and the finished models are getting better and better.

John
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« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2019, 05:15:25 AM »

Very nicely done! I do like these oddball racers.
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« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2019, 03:25:27 PM »

I finished the Hot Canary build this weekend after returning from a couple weeks vacation in the New England area  Smiley  Fun trip, but it's always nice to get back home.

Canopy forming went fairly well. Blue turned out the best so I used it.  I tried a clear version, but it was a different kind of plastic and before I knew it, it had dipped down and was ruined (I only had one piece of clear left).  I like the blue canopy, so all is good.

Now moving on to my next subject.
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« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2019, 03:41:37 PM »

Great job! Beautiful!
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